Welcome to a new week! Glad you could join us here at GWN. Today we have Vicki Batman talking about why she likes short reads.
Ick! I’ve heard people say. Short Fiction? I’d rather read a book.
Well, I would too if the pieces I’m talking about were like the ones I read in high school. My brain still shudders over memories about the one with the killer ants in South America. I don’t mean those kinds of stories.
I confess, I write short romantic comedy. I like to write funny. I like witty banter between the hero and heroine. I like to entertain and give readers something to laugh about. It just comes out of me. And I find it to be just as satisfying as a long book.
I don’t leave out the setting, I describe the characters. The hero and heroine have a problem and 5,000 to 13,000 words later, overcome it.
Frankly, some books should be this short. 🙂
Recently, short fiction has become popular with smart phones. People are reading on the bus, at lunch break, wherever. It’s nice and sweet and gratifying, all in one quick read.
I’ve written as short as 800 words for Woman’s World magazine. Those stories usually are called sweet meets. I’ve sold fourteen stories to the Trues–Love, Romance, and Confession–which are sometimes labeled the sin and repent stories. Only mine aren’t. And I’ve sold to other e-publishers.
So what about you? Are you thinking short fiction isn’t for me? Or maybe you might want to delve a little. Coffeetime Romance has a small piece of mine entitled “Bug Stuff.” Check it out here: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/FreeReads/bugstuffbyvickibatman.html#.UbJX5-Io7cs
And if you like “Bug Stuff,” maybe you’ll like “San Diego or Bust,” available at: http://museituppublishing.com
Let’s hear what you think: Short? Long? Anything?
Find Vicki at:
Plotting Princesses: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Find San Diego or Bust at:
MuseItUp Publishing: http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/
And B&N and Smashwords
Cindy here again!
I love writing shorts but I haven’t read many shorts. I will remedy that!